Thursday, May 29, 2008

Color composition

This reminds me of my musically gifted friend Ryan.

He has synesthesia (where hearing sounds causes him to see colors). Most of his associations were really unexpected. Like- I would think that shrill sounds like Joanna Newsome's voice would be pink or yellow, but he said it was a deep purple and red. I know the notes that are sung make a difference too though.

There are modern composers that make music compilations based entirely on colors, but I haven't found any samples to listen to. I have got to learn more about this..

(These designs are from Hoagy Houghton)

No comments: